Friday, November 9, 2007

40 Years to Glory Parade of Champions Sunday from Tijuana

Baja Legends Sal Fish, Malcolm Smith, Drino Miller, Parnelli Jones, Walker Evans, Doug Robertson,

Bruce Meyers all part of special prelude to 40th Anniversary of granddaddy of all desert races

LOS ANGELES—Taking a page out of history, over 15 vintage desert racing vehicles will be part of a historic re-tracing parade Sunday of the start of the first Baja 1000 desert race in 1967 from Tijuana to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

Starting from the Tijuana Bull Ring and going primarily on the toll road to Ensenada’s Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, Baja Legends including SCORE CEO/President Sal Fish and racers Malcolm Smith, Parnelli Jones and Walker Evans will drive classic resorted vehicles.

Organized by Marty Fiolka, editor of Dirt Sports Magazine, the event will be part of the pre-race festivities for the 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the granddaddy of all desert races.

Remembering the exploits of the 68 adventurers who were part of the start of this spectacular desert race, festivities will start Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with a display of vehicles and meet the racers party at the “Conquistador” Statue at the Bull Ring.

Vehicles will begin their trek of some 65 miles at 11 a.m., expecting to finish in the lot originally used for pre-race festivities at approximately 1 p.m. for another autograph party until 2:30 p.m.

The actual 2007 race itself starts Tuesday morning in Ensenada and this year’s historic 40th anniversary odyssey of the world’s longest non-stop and most famous desert race will be a grueling and memorable 1,296-39 mile adventure down Mexico’s mysterious Baja California peninsula starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Sur.

Reflecting how much the race has grown since it started in 1967 the season-finale of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series will feature nearly 450 entries from 43 U.S. States and 16 countries. From weekend warriors to Hollywood actors and producers, the famous and not-so-famous will compete in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs.

“This will be a very special trip down memory lane and SCORE sincerely thanks Marty for putting it together and the participants for being with us on this historic occasion,” said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO and President since soon after the Los Angeles-based SCORE International was founded in 1973. “These vehicles represent some of the pioneers of our sport and the drivers are a very special part of the history of Baja racing.”

This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fourth consecutive year, airing on Dec. 30 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International.

For more information regarding the series, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the SCORE Desert Series at

Below is a list of drivers and description of vehicles that are scheduled to participate in the event…

40th Years to Glory Parade of Champions

Nov. 11, 2007—Tijuana Bull Ring to Ensenada Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center

PARTICIPANTS (as of 11.08.07):

Compiled by Marty Fiolka-Editor, Dirt Sports Magazine

VW Thing Pace Car, Sal Fish

Completely rebuilt for SCORE’s Sal Fish especially for this event by television producer Bud Brutsman. Presented to Sal Fish as special gift at September’s 40 Years to Glory gala.

“Old Red” Meyers Manx, Bruce/Winnie Meyers

Now considered one of the most significant vehicles in automotive history, “Old Red” represents the original fiberglass dune buggy. Invented in a Newport Beach, Calif. garage by Bruce Meyers, this authentic icon of off-road racing’s past not only set Baja first four-wheel record, but also sparked the highly memorable dune buggy craze of the late 1960s.

#10 Meyers Manx replica, Richard Brown

In late 1967, Vic Wilson and Ted Mangels captured the overall victory at the inaugural Mexican 1000 driving a highly modified Meyers Manx. While the current location of that historic VW-powered vehicle remains a mystery, in 2007 Richard Brown, of Slidell, Louisiana completed this highly authentic replica of the #10 Meyers Manx that Wilson and Mangels used to earn their place in the Baja 1000 record books.

Husqvarna 360, Malcolm Smith

One of the greatest two-wheel icons in history, Malcolm Smith, teamed with J.N. Roberts, won the first motorcycle class in Baja racing a Husqvarna 360 similar to this one. The year was 1967. Now, 40 Years later, Smith and his trusty Husqvarna will take on Baja one more time.

VW-Funco Wampuskitty, Loren/Scott Pearson

Representing one of the first tube-frame off-road race cars ever produced, the Funco Wampuskitty was invented by Baja pioneer Gil George. While its revolutionary “A-arm” front suspension was nearly three decades ahead of its time, these forwarding thinking cars set the groundwork for many generations winning dune buggies carrying the Funco name. This chassis, restored by Lorenzo Pearson, holds the distinction of being the first Wampuskitty Funco ever produced.

Vic Hickey Baja Boot, Bob Law

Completed just in time for the inaugural 1967 Mexican 1000, Vic Hickey’s legendary Baja Boots were off-road machines that incorporated design and technology only now being seen in today’s state-of-the-art Class 1 vehicles. Built in less than a month by Hickey at GM’s skunkworks in Detroit, two of these unique cars were built by Hickey only to be sold to Hollywood icon Steve McQueen. This example, restored by former Hickey employee Bob Law, was completed in 2000.

VW-Burro, Steve Heckart

One of the most famous of the early dune buggies was the Burro, invented by Hilder “Tiny” Thompson.” This #8 VW-powered Burro was driven by Les Choat and Thompson and co-driver Don Richardson in the 1968 Mexican 1000. Steve Heckart from Northern California restored with Burro with loving care.

Vic Hickey Chevy Race Truck, Robert Johnson

Vic Hickey Chevy Blazer, George Seeley

These two unusual vehicles are original, unrestored Baja race vehicles built by the legendary Vic Hickey. Carrying Hickey orange, the pantina of time has aged these two Baja warriors to perfection. Robert Johnson, from Tacoma, Wash., is a relatively new off-road enthusiast and George Seeley is a veteran Class 5 race driver.

Miller-Havens VW single-seater, Drino Miller

In the early 1970s, no other VW-powered car was more famous than this Drino Miller-created single-seater. Powered by a snarling 2,180cc VW powerplant built by the innovative Miller himself, this iconic jewel of off-road racing history claimed the 1970 Mexican 1000 co-driven by Miller and Vic Wilson. This car was restored by owner Loren Pearson in 2000.

Ford “Big Oly” Bronco, Parnelli Jones

Considered by most to be the greatest off-road racing vehicle in history, the Big Oly Bronco won the 1971 and 1972 Mexican 1000 overall. Built by Dick Russell, designed by Indy 500 winner Jones and maintained by the legendary Bill Stroppe, “Oly’s” rich golden color, blazing speed and signature aluminum wing set the standard for entire generations of off-road enthusiasts.

Chevrolet Class 8, Walker Evans

What Baja Parade of Champions would be complete without “The Legend,” Walker Evans? For the 40th Anniversary, Evans will be reacquainted with his yellow Chevy Class 8 pick-up truck. Built for Evans by life-long friend Parnelli Jones, this vintage masterpiece was not only a winner in the early to mid-1970s, but has been displayed at Reno’s Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Bilstein VW Baja Bug, Doug Robertson

The most famous VW Baja Bug of all time, this recently museum-quality restored racer set new levels of performance in the late 1970s. Co-driven by Doug and Don Robertson, this ultra-cool Bilstein Baja Bug won more than 30 races and the 1977 overall SCORE points championship. Rescued form a San Diego junkyard, this historic VW was revived in 2001 by off-road racing enthusiast Loren Pearson.

Mickey Thompson Single Seater, Todd Clement/Marty Fiolka

Recently purchased by Baja Protruck driver Rick Johnson, this unique single-seater was originally designed as a sister car to a Mickey Thompson pre-runner. Laid out much like a sprint car, this highly unique and very original car features a movable aluminum roof wing (like Parnelli Jones’ Big Oly Bronco) and a high-horsepower V-8.

Schedule: Sunday, November 11, 2007

9:00am--Vehicle display at “Conquistador” statue

10:30am--Drivers to cars, line-up for Parade

11:00am--Police-escorted Parade begins down toll-road

11:45am--Arrive at La Salina beach (co-driver and media swap)

Noon--Depart La Salina beach for Ensenada

12:45pm--Arrive at Ensenada dirt road

1:00pm--Final run down dirt wash to Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center

1:00pm-2:30pm--Vehicle display, autograph session, Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center


Among the crossover/celebrity racers officially entered in this year’s race are (as of 11/9/07):

--Robby Gordon, NASCAR Team Owner/Driver, three-time Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Overall Winner, No. 71 SCORE Trophy-Truck with his dad Bob Gordon, a two-time overall winner with five class wins in this race

--Cameron Steele, action sports and Champ Car, TV announcer, No. 16 SCORE Trophy-Truck, No. 1249 SCORE Lite AND No. 23x Class 22

--Jesse James, ‘Monster Garage’ TV star, No. 54 SCORE Trophy-Truck

--Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR Truck Series regular, No. 119, Class 1

--Brian Ickler, NASCAR Grand National West Series regular, No. 31, SCORE Trophy-Truck with Andy and Scott McMillin

--Armin Schwarz, of Germany, seven-time World Rally Championship race winner, No. 104, Class 1

--Cyril Despres, of France, veteran Dakar Rally racer, 2007 overall Motorcycle winner, No. 9x, Class 22

--J.R. Todd, NHRA Top Fuel drag racer, No. 131, Class 1 with Ed Hullinger

--Morgan Lucas, NHRA Top Fuel drag racer, No. 131, Class 1 with Ed Hullinger

--Boris Said, NASCAR driver, sports car legend, BC2, Baja Challenge Class

--Danny Sullivan, 1985 Indy 500 winner, TV personality, No. 33, SCORE Trophy-Truck with Chad Ragland

--Wally Dallenbach Jr., veteran open-wheel/Pike’s Peak racer, NASCAR racer, TV personality, No. 76 SCORE Trophy-Truck with Jesse Jones

--Ricky Johnson, legendary former Supercross star/NASCAR regional series racer, TV show host, No. 28 SCORE Trophy-Truck with Alan Pflueger

--Patrick Dempsey, Star of ABC series "Grey's Anatomy", competed in Panoz and Miati sports car series and the 2005 Grand Prix of Long Beach Celebrity race, third straight year in this race, BC2, Baja Challenge Class

--Jeremy McGrath, legendary former Supercross champion, BC16, Baja Challenge Class

--Rod Millen, World Rally Championship racer, Pikes Peak Hill Climb record holder, former champion in the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Stadium Series, , No. 762 Stock Mini Class AND BC2, Baja Challenge Class

--Rhys Millen, Pikes Pike Hill Climb class winner and National Drifting class champion, Hollywood Stunt driver, BC2, Baja Challenge Class

--Ken Losch, Former SCCA Formula Mazda racer, current Indy Pro Series owner/driver, No. 253, Protruck

--Ken Block, Founder of DC Shoes, Pro Rally racer, X Games star, BC16, Baja Challenge Class

--Tanner Foust, Pro Rally racer, X Games Gold medalist, Hollywood Stunt driver, BC2, Baja Challenge Class

--Bud Brutsman, Show Creator and TV Producer of ‘Rides’ and ‘Overhaulin’, BC 13, Baja Challenge Class

--Erin Crocker—USAC, ARCA and NASCAR Truck racer, BC13, Baja Challenge Class

--Paul Thacker, Pro Snowmobile racer, BC16, Baja Challenge Class

--Tracy Jordan, Rock Crawling pioneer with championships in three different series, BC13, Baja Challenge Class

--Kyle Loza, Freestyle MX, XGames Gold medalist, BC16, Baja Challenge Class

--Chris Burandt, Pro Snowmobile Racer, BC16, Baja Challenge Class

--Scott Atchison, former IndyCar driver, No. 403x, Class 40

--Gay Smith, Pike’s Peak Hill Climb champion, No. 118, Class 1

--Luke Trembath, Pro Sowboarder, BC16, Baja Challenge Class

Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Celebrity Watch

Famous Personalities who have raced in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 include:

STEVE APPLETON—CEO and President of Micron Technology, stunt-plane pilot

FRANK ARCIERO JR.--off-road racer, developer, Winery owner, CART team owner

JACK ARUTE--Sports TV personality

HUBERT AURIOL--multiple winner of the Grenada-to-Dakar Rally

BOBBY BALDWIN—President/CEO of the Mirage Resorts, former World Series of Poker Champion

GAYLE BANKS—Land Speed Record Holder

RON BISHOP--raced in every Baja 1000 on a motorcycle (1 of 2 racers in every race)

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS—2004 and 2005 Champ Car World Series season champ from France

BUD BRUTSMAN—show creator and TV producer of ‘Rides’ and ‘Overhaulin’

JEAN CALVIN--former world class professional figure skater

SHANNON CAMPBELL—Rock Crawling champion

ERIK CARLSSON--world champion rallye driver

PAT MOSS CARLSSON--Erik’s wife/co-driver, sister of race driver Stirling Moss

DAN COOK—Professional Fly Fisherman

TARA DAKIDES—snowboarding legend

PATRICK DEMPSEY—Film and TV star (Grey’s Anatomy)

DOMINIC DOBSON—German-born former CART, NASCAR Truck Series and IMSA sports car star

CHIP FOOS—Star of TV’s Overhaulin’

GREG FOSTER—veteran Formula 1 powerboat racer

GARY GABELICH--Land Speed Record holder

JAMES GARNER--movie/TV star

JOSELE GARZA--Mexico’s only Indianapolis 500 “rookie of the year”

JOHN CLARK GABLE--movie actor and son of famed actor Clark Gable

JAMIE GALLES, former Trans Am and Toyota Atlantic racer whose family was a long-time IndyCar team owner

BRENDAN GAUGHAN--NASCAR Truck Series driver, former desert racer

ROBBY GORDON--former CART and current NASCAR Nextel driver/team owner

MIKE GROFF—former IRL driver

ROBBIE GROFF—former IRL driver

ROBERTO GUERRERO—former Indy Car and Formula 1 veteran

ROD HALL--18 class victories (one overall)--one of only two persons who has raced in EVERY SCORE Baja 1000

PETE HALSMER--former Indianapolis 500 driver, IMSA GT and Super Vee champion

VIC HICKEY--land speed racing and off-road racing pioneer

RYAN HUNTER-REAY—veteran open-wheel racer with two Champ Car wins

JESSE JAMES—star of TV’s Monster Garage

RICKY JOHNSON--third all-time winningest Supercross motorcycle racer

JIMMIE JOHNSON--former motocross star, NASCAR Nextel Cup driver

JOHNNY JOHNSON--15 class victories in eight different classes

STEFAN JOHANSSON—Indy car racer and team owner

PARNELLI JONES--1963 Indianapolis 500 winner

BERNARDO JOURDAIN--Mexican Indy car driver

MICHEL JOURDAIN Jr.--Mexican Indy car and NASCAR driver

DARREN LAW—GT Prototype racer

HERSHEL McGRIFF--first Carrera Panamericana winner and stock car champion

ROB MACCACHREN—7-time SCORE class champ, Stadium racing champ, 2001 & 2005 AARWBA All-America

MIKE ‘MOUSE’ MCCOY—SCORE race champion, noted Hollywood stunt driver

CHRIS MACCLUGAGE—legendary IJSBA personal watercraft racing world champion

CORKY McMILLIN—Founder-Corky McMillin Cos, patriarch of first SCORE 3-generation team, multiple Baja wins

MARK McMILLIN--San Diego developer; 8 class wins, including 5 overall in SCORE Baja 1000

CHAD McQUEEN—actor and son of Steve McQueen

STEVE McQUEEN--movie and TV star

CASEY MEARS—NASCAR Nextel Cup racer, former desert racer, son of off-road star Roger Mears

RICK MEARS--4-time Indy 500 winner; younger brother of former off-road star Roger Mears

ROGER MEARS—1991 AARWBA All-America racer, desert racing legend, Indy Car Racer

SHEKHAR MEHTA--4-time winner of East African Safari

BRUCE MEYERS--originator of the Meyers Manx, world’s first desert race car (dune buggy)

MIKE METZGER—godfather of Freestyle MX

AK MILLER--American hot rodding and off-road racing patriarch

ROD MILLEN—Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record Holder, rally racer, Stadium racing champion

RHYS MILLEN—Formula D Drifting racing National Champion, Hollywood Stunt driver

RICH MINGA—1987 SCORE Overall Point Champion, noted Hollywood stunt driver

LARRY MINOR—former drag racer and team owner

DANNY MODER—noted film cinematographer with over 20 on his filmography

PAULA MURPHY--one-time ‘world’s fastest woman’ racer

MICHAEL NESMITH--TV actor/musician “Monkees”; pioneer producer of CD music

PAUL NEWMAN—Actor, race car driver, philanthropist

GUNNAR NILSSON--Formula 1 driver

SERGIO NOLASCO--owner of Mexico’s finest Formula 3 road racing team

AARON NORRIS--motion picture and TV producer; brother of actor Chuck Norris

ERIC NORRIS—NASCAR touring series driver, TV stunt coordinator, son of actor Chuck Norris

TED NUGENT--rock ‘n’ roll singing star

DANNY ONGAIS--motorcycle, drag racing, road racing and Indy 500 racer

PAUL PAGE—Motorsports TV commentator

TED PAPPAS--Indy 500 racer

TRAVIS PASTRANA—Freestyle MX, Supercross star, X Games Superstar

SAM POSEY--international race driver and motorsports TV commentator

GLEN PLAKE—Two-Time World Champion Hot Dog Skier

DON PRUDHOMME--legendary drag racer

GASTON RAHIER--former Paris-to-Dakar rally champion

DARON RAHLVES—legendary three-time U.S. Olympic downhill skier

DYLAN RATIGAN—host of CNBC’s ‘Bullseye’ show

BUDDY RICE—2004 Indianapolis 500 winner

ELLIOTT FORBES-ROBINSON—legendary SCCA sports car racer

LARRY ROESELER--legendary motorcycle rider with an amazing 12 overall wins in SCORE Baja 1000

BORIS SAID—NASCAR driver and Trans Am racing star

ARMIN SCHWARZ—Seven-time World Rally Championship race winner

ORIOL SERVIA—Champ Car star from Spain

BON SINCLAIR--president of Volvo Automobile of America

MALCOLM SMITH--off-road motorcycle champion and star of movie, “On Any Sunday”

CAMERON STEELE—Motorsports & Action Sports TV commentator

DANNY SULLIVAN—1987 Indianapolis 500 champion

ROBERT SUTTON—President/CEO of Centrix Financial

MARK THATCHER--son of England’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher

MICKEY THOMPSON--hot rodding and off-road racing pioneer, SCORE founder

ROLF TIBBLIN--world’s only motocross champion in three classes--500, 250 and 125cc

JUGATSU TOI--Japanese novelist

JOHNNY UNSER—Indy car racer, first from his racing family to drive in the race

JIMMY VASSER--CART champion driver

CAL WELLS III--NASCAR team owner who has also owned off-road and Indy Car teams


BEKKI FREEMAN-WIK—Top female racer in SCORE History, 3-time SCORE Baja 1000 champ

JOHN ZINK--creator of Indy’s famed ‘laydown cars’

NASCAR, NHRA, WRC, IndyCar, SCCA, Supercross racers, Hollywood celebs all lured to 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

NASCAR’s R. Gordon and ‘Dr. McDreamy’ leading crossovers

To 1,296.39-mile adventure down Mexico’s Baja California peninsula;

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LOS ANGELES—From NASCAR’s Robby Gordon to Hollywood’s Patrick Dempsey and Jesse James, the lure of the extreme adventure has drawn over 30 crossover racers and celebrities to challenge the 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, the granddaddy of all desert races.

With pre-race festivities starting Sunday and the race starting Tuesday morning, this year’s historic 40th anniversary odyssey of the world’s longest non-stop and most famous desert race will be a grueling and memorable 1,296-39 mile adventure down Mexico’s mysterious Baja California peninsula starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Sur.

The season-finale of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series will feature nearly 450 entries from 43 U.S. States and 16 countries. From weekend warriors to Hollywood actors and producers, the famous and not-so-famous will compete in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Among the entries are 22 class winners from last year’s race.

While Gordon’s roots are in SCORE Baja racing as a second-generation desert racer, actor Patrick Dempsey and reality TV star James have been hooked and will both be competing in the legendary race for the third straight year.

While all the rugged regulars in the world’s foremost desert racing series will be in Mexico, the lure of this amazing race also attracts crossover racers as well as adventurers from all walks of life.

The talented field of desert-racing veterans includes 138 racers who have combined for 358 class wins in this race. In that group are 12 racers who have combined for a total of 21 overall 4-wheel vehicle wins and 12 more riders have combined for 26 overall motorcycle victories.

“While the list of names has changed some, we have never had more of a diverse group of crossover racers and celebs as we do for this year’s 40th Anniversary of the incredible Tecate SCORE Baja 1000,” said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO and President since soon after the Los Angeles-based SCORE International was founded in 1973. “This classic event began in 1967 and yet another remarkable chapter in the colorful history of the world’s most famous desert race will be added this year. We are honored to have these racers from other forms of motorsports as well as the celebs and we are humbled to have over 400 of our rugged regular SCORE desert racers entered as well.”

The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m. (PST) (Tuesday, Nov. 13) with the car and truck classes starting at approximately 11 a.m. (PST), or three hours after the last ATV leaves the line. The starting line will be on Blvd. Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Vehicles will leave in 30-second intervals in the elapsed-time race and while the fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 23 hours.

The finish line area in Cabo San Lucas will be inside the Campos de Futbol “Yenecamu” soccer fields next to the Villa del Palmar Resort, the official SCORE race headquarters. The SCORE Media Center and SCORE Race Operations will both be located at the adjacent Villa del Palmar. Official checkpoint passing times from Rally Track will be displayed at the hotel.

With massive crowds reaching over 300,000 anticipated to again be spread out along the point-to-point course, the race will start for the 33rd time in Ensenada and will finish for only the second time in Cabo San Lucas.

NASCAR Nextel Cup team owner/driver Robby Gordon, Charlotte, N.C., whose roots are in SCORE desert racing, returns as defending overall 4-wheel winner in the Team Gordon No. 71 Chevy CK1500 in SCORE Trophy-Truck. Gordon will pull double-duty, driving the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 before flying to Homestead, Fla., to race in the NASCAR Nextel Cup season finale.

Gordon won last year’s race with driving help from third-generation desert racer Andy McMillin but this year his father Bob is expected to drive part of the rugged race.

Dempsey has put together an all-star team of drivers in his attempt to win the Baja Challenge class as one of 18 competitors in the class for identically-equipped, Subaru-powered Baja touring cars. Splitting wheel time with him in the BC-2 will be father and son Pike’s Peak Hill Climb champions Rod and Rhys Millen and NASCAR Cup racer and sports car legenend Boris Said.

In his first full season in the SCORE Desert Series, TV personality Jesse James, of Monster Garage fame, will drive his new No. 54 Chevy Silverado SCORE Trophy-Truck.

NHRA Top Fuel stars J.R. Todd and Morgan Lucas, both from Avon, Ind., will make their race debut by each driving a section of the race in No. 131 Penhall-Chevy open-wheel desert race car of Ed Hullinger.

Cyril Despres, of France, veteran Dakar Rally racer, 2007 overall Motorcycle winner will be riding for the KTM factory motorcycle team on the No. 9x in Class 22 for open motorcycles.

Besides Gordon, also returning to their racing roots are NASCAR Truck Series regular Brendan Gaughan, Las Vegas (Class 1), and NASCAR Grand National West Series regular Brian Ickler, Poway, Calif. (SCORE Trophy-Truck).

Among the other cross-over racers who are entered to date include World Rally champion Armin Schwarz of Germany, former IndyCar star Danny Sullivan, former NASCAR and open-wheel racer turned TV commentator Wally Dallenbach, former IndyCar racer Scott Atchison, Supercross motorcycle legends Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Johnson, Pike’s Peak Hill Climb champion Gay Smith, former Sprint Car turned stock car racer Erin Crocker, Indy Pro Series team owner/driver Ken Losch, Rock Crawling star Tracy Jordan, Snowmobile racers Paul Thacker and Chris Burandt, Snowboarder Luke Trembath, Rally racers and X Games stars Ken Block and Tanner Foust (also a Drifting point champ), TV show creator/producer Bud Brutsman, and Freestyle MX, XGames Gold Medalist Kyle Loza.

Pre-race festivities on Monday, Nov. 12, for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, including tech and contingency and the SCORE Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (PST) adjacent to Nico Saad’s San Nicolas Hotel, the official SCORE race headquarters in Ensenada. The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will be held Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. (PST) at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Racer registration will be held at the San Nicolas from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PST) on

Sunday, Nov. 11 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (PST) on Monday, Nov. 12.

The post-race Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Award’s Celebration will be held during the SCORE Fiesta at the Playa Cascadas (adjacent to the Villa del Palmar) at noon on Friday, Nov. 16.

With 431 official entries to date and late entries excepted up until race morning, the four-wheel vehicle classes with the most entries to date are SCORE Trophy-Truck (32), Class 1 (31), Class 1-2/1600 (25), Class 5/1600 (22), SCORE Lite (19), Baja Challenge (18), Class 8 (14), Protruck (13), Stock Full (12) and Class 5 (11).

The motorcycle classes with the most entries so far are: Class 22 (24), Class 40 (16) and Class 30 (11).

Leading the six Sportsman classes in the race is Sportsman Motorcycle over 250cc which has 54 and Sportsman ATV with 17 entries to date.

It’s the oldest and most well known of all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over Mexico’s mysterious Baja California peninsula.

This year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fourth consecutive year, airing on Dec. 30 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International.

The 2007 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $75,000 Kartek Off-Road contingency bonus to be awarded to several 2007 SCORE Class point champions along with the run for the $12,000 Toyota True Grit and Toyota Milestone Awards.

The race will also include the special $40,000 cash contingency purse provided by Volkswagen of America. Top finishers in all classes where VW engines are required or allowed will be eligible.

Current SCORE official annual sponsors are: BFGoodrich Tires-official tire, Sunoco Race Fuels/Bryant Petroleum-official fuel supplier, Bilstein-official shock, Volkswagen-official vehicle, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance-official Mexican auto insurance, American Racing ATX Series-official wheel, Slime-official tire sealant, Red Bull--official energy drink and Bosch Power Tools-official power tool. Associate sponsors are: Tecate Beer, Coca-Cola of Mexico, Las Vegas Events, Terrible Herbst Inc., Blue C Enthusiast Advertising, Kartek Off-Road, Fram, Autolite, Prestone, Bendix, American Suzuki, NAPA Chassis, SignPros, P.C.I. Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.

Additional associate sponsors, for the 2007 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 are: Cotuco de Ensenada, Fideicomiso Publio para la Promocion Turistica de Ensenada, the government of Baja California Sur, the State Tourism Department of Baja California Sur the city tourism fund of Loreto and the city tourism fund of Los Cabos.

For more information regarding the series, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the SCORE Desert Series at

Thursday, November 8, 2007

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City of Henderson - Henderson's Terrible 400 Desert Race


Premier desert race decides best of the best for 2007

(Henderson, NV) – It’s that time of year to get down and dirty with the best of them! The Henderson’s Terrible 400 Desert Race returns for its 6th year to the Eldorado Valley, located between Henderson and Boulder City, on Saturday, December 1. Over 30 classes of series championships will compete for the final trophy of the year as the Best in the Desert six-race series comes to an end.

Considered the fastest course in the Best in the Desert race series, the Henderson’s Terrible 400 Desert Race is presented by Best in the Desert Racing Association, the City of Henderson, Herbst Gaming and the City of Boulder City and features over 200 cars, trucks, buggies, motorcycles and ATVs. Over 80 miles of race course will challenge drivers, riders and race teams as they try to complete five full laps through the McCullough Mountain Range in the Eldorado Valley.

“The Henderson’s Terrible 400 Desert Race provides a unique experience for race enthusiasts compared to other races in the Las Vegas valley,” said Bud Pico, Program Manager. “The race is free for spectators, providing the ultimate opportunity for fans to cheer for their favorite drivers in an exhilarating atmosphere.”

Additionally, race enthusiasts will enjoy free ancillary events taking place in the Water Street District in downtown Henderson from November 29 – December 2. Some events include a Street Party with vehicle displays on Thursday evening, live concert on Friday, race all day Saturday and an awards ceremony on Sunday morning.

For additional information and a complete list of events, call (702) 267-2171 or visit

The City of Henderson supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advanced notice may be necessary to ensure that appropriate accommodations will be provided. For full telephone, use Relay Nevada by dialing 7-1-1.

About the City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism

The Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism is dedicated to creating and promoting innovative and vibrant events that celebrate diverse cultural arts, involve and enrich the community and enhance tourism. The Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism provides a broad range of cultural and artistic opportunities for our community through the sponsorship of concerts, performances, visual arts exhibits, festivals and civic events at various locations throughout the city of Henderson.

The Henderson Pavilion, Henderson Convention Center, Henderson Amphitheatre and Henderson Events Plaza are all managed by the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism.

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Baja 1000 makes off-road step from primitive to high-tech

From USA Today

Ron Bishop felt ahead of the technological curve as his motorcycle bounded down the darkened Baja Peninsula.

"I was the first to run a halogen headlight in the early 1970s," says the 64-year-old motorcycle racer. "I felt like a pioneer."

As Bishop prepares for his 40th consecutive Tecate Score Baja 1000, his bike is outfitted with a transponder so officials can monitor his position and a GPS unit along with dozens of other advances.

"The first one started out as just an adventure," says Rod Hall, the only other competitor who has started every Baja 1000. "There were no professional teams. Most people built the cars themselves and had no idea what they were getting themselves into."

The cast of characters who will join Bishop and Hall — who, along with Mexican businessman Nico Saad, are Grand Marshals for the race — has changed as much as the equipment.

The Baja 1000 once attracted only thrill-seeking hobbyists. And while there's still plenty of those among the record 432 entrants, pros from other motor sports disciplines like drag racing (J.R. Todd and Morgan Lucas), open-wheel (Danny Sullivan) and NASCAR (Robby Gordon and Brendan Gaughan) are scheduled to make the trek down the Baja Peninsula when the race gets underway Tuesday.

"Most of these guys don't do a very good job until they get a few races under their belts," says Bishop, who owns a motorcycle shop in Escondido, Calif.

The newcomers will be confronted with some harsh terrain, although it's softened some since the race's debut in 1967.

"It was wild west back then," says Sal Fish, President and CEO of Score International, which has sanctioned the Baja 1000 since 1974. "There were few paved roads. Nobody knew where they were going. Everything was so primitive. It was so desolate that it was like going into space, landing on another planet and saying, 'What's going on here?' "

The Baja Peninsula has since grown up around the race, which changes slightly each event. This year's course — which begins in Ensenada and ends in Cabo San Lucas — is 1,296 miles long and, unlike the early years, paved roads and a more thorough infrastructure overall are in place.

What hasn't changed a whole lot are the mischievous natives.

"About 20 years ago, I flew over a sand dune and landed in a box spring that had a fish net on top of it," says Hall, 69. says. "It stopped the truck in all of about 6 feet. We couldn't move. Some of the locals cheered. They got a big thrill out of that."

Ever since, Hall says when he sees a crowd, he slows down and "tries to figure out what they're trying to do to you."

"I don't think they do it to hurt us. They just want to have a little more excitement at the spot they're at."

The race also serves as the series finale and competition in the trophy truck division is the tightest its been since the late Mickey Thompson founded the series in 1973. Mark Post, B.J. Baldwin, Garron Cadiente and Larry Ragland are separated by 27 points, creating a scenario where each would have to win the Baja 1000 to lock up the title.

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Baja 1000 Top TIps from Tony T

1 2007 1000 REVISION J 11/8/07
4 1 38 Garron Cadiente Uses "Ivan" draw? 3 to 1
5 2 28 Alan Pflueger Can "Aloha" capitalize? 3 to 1
6 3 3 Mark Post If G&R stumbles … 2 to 1
7 4 71 Robby Gordon Owns the "1000"! 3 to 2
8 5 1 B.J. Baldwin In the hunt all the way 3 to 1
9 6 12 Larry Ragland All Ways dodging bullets OA Choice 1
10 7 27 David Scaroni Karma counts 3 to 1
11 8 86 Josh Baldwin Needs all 4 wheels 4 to 1
12 9 4 Gus Vildosola Oxidado 5 to 1
13 10 85 Todd Wyllie Like the Coyote 3 to 1
14 11 77 Travis Coyne Admittedly fast 4 to 1
15 12 82 Ryan Arciero Team has to step up 4 to 1
16 13 22 Damen Jefferies Been invisible 5 to 1
17 14 49 Valerio Gonzalez Not a player 7 to 1
18 15 8 Roger Norman No, man ∞ to 1
19 16 2 Pete Sohren "Something" else? 9 to 1
20 17 33 Chad Ragland Beats Pete! 4 to 1
21 18 16 Cameron Steele Spread too thin 9 to 1
22 19 19 Tim Herbst 4WD a bonus in silts 3 to 1
23 20 31 Andy McMillin Knows how 3 to 1
24 21 76 Jesse Jones Salty 9 to 1
25 22 54 Jesse James Not serious? 9 to 1
26 67 Mark Newhan W/D ∞ x ∞ to 1
27 23 7 Dave Sykes Finisher 5 to 1
28 24 96 Bobby Baldwin Does well 6 to 1
29 25 69 Francisco Cervantes Camaro Capers 9 to 1
30 26 13 Ed Stout See "#16" 9 to 1
31 27 14 Ikuo Hanawa Ah, no! 9 to 1
32 28 29 Stephen Jangaard WTF, O? 7 to 1
33 29 25 Ted Hunnicutt Jr. Untested 6 to 1
34 30 73 Jose Flores Will not bloom 9 to 1
35 31 41 CHRIS LUCAS No way to go but up 5 to 1
37 CLASS 1 (31)
38 1 101 Gary Weyhrich "BitD" draw! 6 to 5
39 2 102 Luis Ramirez Jr. In the way 9 to 1
40 3 103 B.J. Richardson Up-front or out 5 to 3
41 4 104 Armin Schwarz Stay out of mud! 3 to 1
42 5 105 Bill Gasper More fun than 5/1600? 3 to 1
43 6 106 Max Thieriot Proven effort 3 to 1
44 7 100 Larry Roeseler Peninsula made for Truggy OA Choice 3
45 8 108 Brad Etter B. Etter not … 9 to 1
46 9 109 Richard Boyle DARK HORSE 2 to 1
47 10 110 Steve Barry Used to day loops 9 to 1
48 11 111 John Harrah Over-powered for long race 4 to 1
49 12 112 Rob Bruce Sublime confidence 9 to 1
50 13 113 Mark McMillin Never bet against MMcM OA Choice 2
51 14 114 Ronny Wilson Classy team 3 to 1
52 15 115 Troy Johnson Knows a bead 6 to 1
53 16 116 Jay Manning Top-end uncertain 9 to 1
54 17 117 Charlie Wilson "Homebuilt" says a LOT! 9 to 1
55 18 118 Steve Strobel Bob will not be "cowed" 6 to 1
56 19 119 Brendan Gaughan Has to moderate effort 5 to 1
57 120 Jason Shipman W/D
58 20 121 Robert Ross Has done well 3 to 1
59 21 122 Dale Lenk Not missing that much 4 to 1
60 123 Dan Moore Needs turn signals W/D
61 22 124 Eric Chase Good car, good prep, good team, good pits: we've come this far … 2 to 1
62 23 125 Greg Hukari Might get bit 190 to 1
63 24 126 Dan Myers Might "Show" 4 to 1
64 25 127 Juan Flores Not blooming here 9 to 1
65 26 128 Brian Street Needs to take a walk 9 to 1
66 27 129 Mark Levrett Reno guy 6 to 1
67 28 130 William Akrawi Needs meds 9 to 1
68 29 131 Ed Hullinger Good the 1/4-mile? 1320 to 1
69 30 132 Buddy Feldkamp Producer 4 to 1
70 31 149 Mark Steele Chaser role? "Really high" to 1
72 CLASS 1-2/1600 (17)
73 1 1601 Sparky Wilbur Really! 9 to 1
74 2 1602 Ramsey El Wardani Lost a bar bet? 99 to 1
75 3 1603 Victor Barreda No ganador 9 to 1
76 4 1604 Hiram Duran GOOD BET 3 to 1
77 5 1605 Ray Files Brittle 5 to 1
78 6 1606 Jesus Manriquez Christ-on-a-crutch 9 to 1
79 7 1607 Chris Langmayer Has the right "Volks" 5 to 1
80 8 1608 Arturo Velazco Cuates tenacious 4 to 1
81 9 1609 Daniel McMillin Caleb able 2 to 1
82 10 1610 Layton Bowles 7-11 split? 4 to 1
83 11 1611 Juan Gallo Finisher, for certain 4 to 1
84 12 1612 David Caspino TOP TIP 2 to 1
85 13 1645 Eliseo Garcia Competitive 5 to 1
86 14 1646 Adam Aschcraft Must beat Ramsey! 3 to 1
87 15 1647 Arnoldo Ramirez With age = cage 5 to 1
88 16 1648 Wyatt Radke Could "urp" 7 to 1
89 17 1649 L.J. Kennedy Wants to reel 'em in! 2 to 1
91 CLASS 3 (9)
92 1 301 Daniel Wright Needs "10 Essentials" ∞ to 1
93 2 302 John Maine 90% toothpicks from Maine 9 to 1
94 3 303 Gale Pike Baker's Dozen 13 to 1
95 4 304 Gerardo Barragan Experienced, at least 6 to 1
96 5 300 Donald Moss Moss gathers no stones Even
97 6 306 Chris Raffo Pureed 6 to 1
98 7 347 Dylan Evans-3rd RS Second-place 3 to 1
99 8 348 Charles Atkinson-2nd RS Bring tent 99 to 1
100 9 349 John McKinny-1st RS Texas buckaroos 8 to 1
102 CLASS 5 (10)
103 1 501 Danny Wyrick Must run cool 7 to 1
104 2 502 Juan De Jesus Anyone could win 7 to 1
105 503 VACANT 0 to 0
106 3 504 Drew Belk Halcón-ized 2 to 1
107 4 500 George Seeley Probably win, anyway 3 to 1
108 5 506 Chris Bowman Shoots straight 3 to 1
109 6 515 Dave Chavez-5th RS New miserable experience? 8 to 1
110 7 516 Daniel Morley-4th RS Lesley, I offer? 8 to 1
111 8 517 LUIVAN VOELKER GBX in question 4 to 1
112 9 518 Kevin Carr Not discounted 3 to 1
113 10 519 Vince Wavra Makin' hay! 3 to 1
115 CLASS 5/1600 (22)
116 1 551 Darren Walsh
117 2 552 Oscar Venegas 4 to 1
118 3 553 Gregorio Villarino Will be there … 3 to 1
119 4 554 Mario Reynoso TOP PICK 3 to 1
120 5 555 Jerry Hill Too steep 9 to 1
121 6 556 Dan Edwards 9 to 1
122 7 557 Johnathon Knight Good night ∞ to 1
123 8 558 Gerardo Rubio
124 9 559 Adolfo Aguilar Jr. 4 to 1
125 10 560 Matt Stevens
126 11 561 Armando Garcia
127 12 569 Ernesto Arambula-11 RS Nunez in "12' = win Even
128 13 570 Jose Montoya-10th RS
129 14 571 Jay Silver Not golden 9 to 1
130 15 572 Art Savedra Will be safe! 5 to 1
131 16 573 Glenn Kirby Will not clean up 9 to 1
132 17 574 Ruben Gutierrez VolksPowered! 4 to 1
133 18 575 Tom Bird Might fly - away 9 to 1
134 19 576 Julian Patron Tequila Man! 9 to 1
135 20 577 Fernando Montijo Learned in "11" 3 to 1
136 21 578 Enrique Zazueta Jr. Zeta-chance 9 to 1
137 22 579 Alonso Angulo 9 to 1
139 CLASS 7 (6)
140 1 701 Barry Karakas Expects a win 2 to 1
141 2 702 David Binns Needs to have a plan 4 to 1
142 3 700 Dan Chamlee Not champ for nuthin' 2 to 1
143 4 704 Oscar Salazar Tough class 4 to 1
144 5 705 Victor Herrera, Jr. Easily top three 3 to 1
145 6 719 Rick Battey Gets thru Calamajue = good 5 to 1
147 CLASS 7S (1)
148 1 739 Aaron Dodson Why bother? 0 to 0
150 CLASS 7SX (9)
151 1 741 Noe Sierra Sierra Club guy? 4 to 1
152 2 742 Norman Turley Abby Normal 5 to 1
153 3 743 Heidi Steele Must steel herself! 4 to 1
154 4 744 Blake Henn Poor record? 5 to 1
155 5 745 Alberto Iriarte Anyone can win! 6 to 1
156 6 746 Rich Severson Stands tall 3 to 1
157 7 747 Jason Hutter Fired up! 4 to 1
158 8 758 Ted Moncure Resume in tatters! 6 to 1
159 9 759 Jim Hinesley Must win 3 to 1
161 CLASS 8 (11)
162 1 801 Tom Bradley Carb issues again? 4 to 1
163 2 802 Greg Adler Fast, too fast? 2 to 1
164 3 803 Stan Burns Not hot enough 4 to 1
165 4 804 Rodimiro Amaya Used to loop races 4 to 1
166 5 805 Sam Stahl Rusty 4 to 1
167 6 800 Nick Vanderwey Final "8" race? Even
168 7 807 Noan Ostanik Sandy Man 4 to 1
169 8 808 Lowell Arnold Dark Horse 3 to 1
170 9 809 The Greers Limited crew? 4 to 1
171 10 824 Francisco Monroy Uneven setup 4 to 1
172 11 839 Chad Ulansky No data 6 to 1
174 CLASS 9 (3)
175 1 901 Mark McIntyre Long day's journey into night … and day 7 to 1
176 2 902 Sigal Greenberg "JeepSpeed" better 7 to 1
177 3 903 Gary Dixon Swing axles! Oooo … 7 to 1
179 CLASS 10 (7)
180 1 1001 Mike Lawrence Must Lucho out 6 to 1
181 2 1002 Jay Culbertson Will push 3 to 1
182 3 1003 Matt Cullen Helluva crew 3 to 1
183 4 1004 Rudy Cortez Should win 2 to 1
184 5 1005 Lobsam Yee Put Perry in!!! Even
185 6 1006 John Hsu 3 to 1
186 7 1049 Brendon Fikes-1st RS Not from around here 6 to 1
188 SCORE LITE (18)
189 1 1201 Craig Brabant et al BEST BET 3 to 1
190 2 1202 Matt Drever Wants "VIC"tory 4 to 1
191 3 1203 Michael Bennett Wanted off my mailing list 99999 to 1
192 4 1204 Guy Cordon Cordon blue 9 to 1
193 5 1205 Jeff Kawell Best of the rest 4 to 1
194 6 1206 David Callaway Well-staffed 3 to 1
195 7 1200 Tim Noe No reason to doubt 2 to 1
196 8 1208 Luis Cabello Unknown soldier 9 to 1
197 9 1209 James Marquez Aggressive 4 to 1
198 10 1210 Jose Cervantes Damned windmills 7 to 1
199 11 1211 Dwayne Reinert Rough around the edges 5 to 1
200 12 1212 Dan Martin Does homework 4 to 1
201 13 1213 Francisco Villagomez Cabo clown 9 to 1
202 1214 Cameron Steele Might cash in W/D
203 14 1215 Stan Potter Tough duo 2 to 1
204 15 1216 Pancho Bio People's favorite 3 to 1
205 16 1247 Jesus Araiza Z.-3rd RS Cabo group 9 to 1
206 17 1248 Rick Graf-2nd RS Not to be ignored 4 to 1
207 18 1219 Cameron Steele Might cash in 3 to 1
209 CLASS 11 (6)
210 1 1100 Eric Solorzano Needs a "Full Pull" Even
211 2 1101 Robert Johnson At crossroads 9 to 1
212 3 1146 Jim Graham-4th RS In God we trust … 9 to 1
213 4 1147 John H. Ledyard-3rd RS … all others pay cash! 9 to 1
214 5 1148 Mike Urbano Full House goes bust 9 to 1
215 6 1149 Jake Mueller This time? Uh, er, um … 9 to 1
217 STOCK FULL (13)
218 1 861 Loren Worthington Worth of concern 3 to 1
219 2 862 John Griffin Dependable 2 to 1
220 3 863 Chad Hall Obvious favorite Even
221 4 860 Terry Henn Has game 3 to 1
222 5 865 Jerry Zaiden DARK HORSE 3 to 1
223 6 866 JOSH HALL Well, who else?! Even
224 7 867 Kent Kroeker Wants that Hemi in '08 2 to 1
225 8 875 Stephan Connell Seen 9 to 1
226 9 876 Brett Garland too 9 to 1
227 11 877 Justin Matney many TV 9 to 1
228 12 878 Clyde Stacy shows 9 to 1
229 13 879 Pedro Vargas ? 9 to 1
231 STOCK MINI (6)
232 1 760 Rod Hall Good guess 2 to 1
233 2 761 Steve Kovach Double trouble 9 to 1
234 3 762 Ryan Millen Experienced 2 to 1
235 4 777 Karl Wong-2nd RS Bad day 9 to 1
236 5 778 Steve Kovach Over-reaching 9 to 1
237 6 779 Gavin Skilton Pros from Dover 2 to 1
239 PROTRUCK (12)
240 1 299 Joe Bednar Stark terror 5 to 1
241 2 2xx Ken Losch Might "Rob" win? 4 to 1
242 3 236 Rick L. Johnson Makes it look EZ Even
243 4 200 Gus Vildosola Jr. BEST BET Even
244 5 213 Dave Westhem Has the best "wrench" 3 to 1
245 6 235 Jason Voss Real quick Steven
246 7 260 Kevin McGillivray "Team Grumpy" 4 to 1
247 8 203 Dave Creagan Dysfunctional, at times 3 to 1
248 9 250 Gary Magness Not Your Typical "Rich Guy" 384 to 1
249 10 226 Al Hogan Tough guy, off game 3 to 1
250 11 234 ROB REINERTSON IV-power 2 to 1
251 12 240 Rob Kittleson Strong 2 to 1
253 CLASS 17 (3)
254 1 1701 Scott Watkins Dataless dude 99 to 1
255 2 1705 Mike Shaffer "Team Tip-Toe"? 9 to 1
256 3 1734 Cliff Cook-1st RS Not on the boil 9 to 1
259 1 3701 Ted Holt Not peachy for Georgians 9 to 0
261 SPT CAR (7)
262 1 1401 Carl Becker Savvy Okies 4 to 1
263 2 1402 Peter Lang Actually does OK 4 to 1
264 3 1403 Mike Higbee Untutored? 9 to 1
265 4 1404 Patric Bell Could get ding-donged 9 to 1
266 5 1405 George Jackson No cholla down south 4 to 1
267 6 1406 Tim McCreary May learn a lot 9 to 1
268 7 1449 Patrick Case Might case it 9 to 1
270 SPT TRUCK (5)
271 1 1501 Miguel Jimenz If "500" tough, "1000" … 9 to 1
272 2 1546 Billy Bunch The Scourge W/D? W/D
273 3 1547 William Wolfard "Do Not Load" 9 to 1
274 1548 Scott Edwards Good idea! W/D
275 4 1549 Randy Swink Failed in "500" 9 to 1
278 1 BC1 Mark Zajec 7 to 1
279 2 BC2 Patrick Dempsey Pros from Dover Even
280 3 BC3 Madison Autterson Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
281 4 BC4 Mike Brodeur Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
282 5 BC5 Rick Mourhess Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
283 6 BC6 Mark Hall Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
284 7 BC7 Richard M. Sottosanti Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
285 8 BC8 Darby Keen Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
286 9 BC9 Michael Wright Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
287 10 BC10 Michael Cassling Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
288 11 BC11 Jim Sharkey New Joisy! 7 to 1
289 12 BC12 David Stone Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
290 13 BC13 Bud Brutsman USAC?! 5 to 1
291 14 BC14 Jody Groce Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
292 15 BC15 John McInnis Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
293 16 BC16 Ken Block Mac Attack! 7 to 1
294 17 BC17 Jim Christensen Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1
295 18 BC18 Nicholas Christifulli Out havin' a ball! 7 to 1

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Race Tracking International and IRC partner to provide internet tracking for the Baja 1000

A new partnership has been announced between Race Tracking International (RTI) and International Racing Consultants (IRC) to provide state of the art satellite tracking for the 40th running of the legendary Tecate-SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race. IRC has supplied race teams with satellite tracking systems for both race and support vehicles which collect satellite GPS coordinates and other data. All race vehicles that are running the IRC system will be displayed on the RTI website. The RTI website will be for friends, family, and fans that can access the progress of their favorite teams.

Features on the RTI website will include photos and videos of contingency day, selected major pit stops, on course photos to visualize what the racers are experiencing, and exclusive pre and post race parties. Another unique feature RTI will provide is the personalization of team symbols. Instead of just watching a blip on a computer screen the spectators will be able to scroll over their favorite team symbols and a heads-up display will show team info, pictures, and links to team websites. In conjunction with Google Maps the RTI website will show fans the exact course that their favorite drivers are racing in real time. Updates on race progress will occur every 2 minutes, showing virtually exact locations of the race cars.

Wide Open Adventures, one of the first teams to sign on with Race Tracking International in 2006, will have 18 race vehicles. In addition, 16 Class 1 teams, 6 Trophy Truck Teams, 11 ProTruck Teams, and 16 other classes will be represented. There will be 120 vehicles overall running on the Race Tracking International website.

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Race Tracking International

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Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 268-7784

Contact: Joshua Nettles

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T Force Goes Live!

Hello Friends,

Today, we are proud to officially introduce the #33 Toyota Tundra Trophy Truck scheduled to compete in the Baja 1000 on Tuesday, November 13th. The first images of the truck can be seen today on

We invite you to track the truck on the T Force website as we race from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. Videos and photos will be uploaded throughout the race. Television coverage of the race will air -
NBC - December 30, 3:00 p.m. ET
Outdoor Channel - December 21, 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. ET